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Man in intensive care after shooting on on San Antonio

A man was shot in the stomach while at a south Palo Alto parking lot early Tuesday afternoon, police said. Read the full...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2020
Last comment by Jon Keeling, on Jan 21, 2020 at 1:04 pm | 7 comments | 13141 Views


Sheriff: Stanford student found dead at campus residence

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a student who was found unresponsive at a Stanford...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2020
There are no comments yet. 9477 Views


Music school faces civil suit over sexual abuse of student

School of Rock, a private music school in Midtown Palo Alto, is facing a civil lawsuit stemming from incidents of sexual...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2020
Last comment by Mom, on Jan 17, 2020 at 6:56 pm | 2 comments | 3888 Views


Federal prosecutors add additional charges against parents in college-admissions scandal

Defendants who have not taken plea deals in the national college-admissions scam are facing new charges, including bribery...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2020
Last comment by Psychologist, on Jan 17, 2020 at 12:12 pm | 1 comment | 2559 Views


Santa Clara County Superior Court puts out call for volunteer watchdogs

The Santa Clara County Superior Court is looking for volunteers to serve on the 2020-2021 civil grand jury panel, a group...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 15, 2020 at 12:24 pm | 1 comment | 1882 Views


Police: Bloomingdale's burglars break into store, flee with $83K in stolen goods

Palo Alto police are looking for burglars who brazenly broke into Bloomingdale's early Tuesday morning and made off with...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2020
Last comment by Crime & Punishment, on Jan 14, 2020 at 3:40 pm | 10 comments | 4524 Views


Women fleeing from Stanford Shopping Center with $5K worth of merchandise arrested

Four women who allegedly stole arms full of clothing and shoes from Macy's at Stanford Shopping Center were arrested Sunday...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2020
Last comment by john, on Jan 14, 2020 at 9:14 am | 8 comments | 5795 Views


Police records reveal nearly 50 car break-ins in Palo Alto within 10 days

For some local drivers, the holiday season was not the most wonderful time of year. Between Dec. 24 and Jan. 2, nearly 50...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 13, 2020 at 12:30 pm | 34 comments | 6662 Views


Police nab 5 teens for auto burglaries near Greer Park

Palo Alto police caught five teenagers on Monday in connection with eight auto burglaries in the area around Greer Park,...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2020
Last comment by SuperD, on Jan 8, 2020 at 10:53 am | 6 comments | 4207 Views


Police arrest 2 for auto burglaries after brief chase leads officers to car carrying children

A man and a woman were arrested in connection with a series of car burglaries at a Palo Alto parking lot, the latest one...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2019
Last comment by Worried, on Jan 7, 2020 at 11:55 am | 15 comments | 4026 Views


Police release sketch of bicyclist who robbed woman last month on University Avenue

Police on Saturday released a sketch of a man suspected of grabbing a woman's purse and dragging her several feet last month...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2020
Last comment by Marrol, on Jan 7, 2020 at 9:02 am | 3 comments | 2953 Views


Vandal sprays graffiti at historically black church in Palo Alto

The peace and goodwill of the Christmas season at University AME Zion Church in Palo Alto was disturbed early Saturday morning...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2019
Last comment by YP, on Jan 2, 2020 at 5:10 pm | 23 comments | 11290 Views


Palo Alto police face fresh claim of excessive force

The Palo Alto Police Department was hit this month with a fresh claim of excessive use of force, stemming from a July incident...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2019
Last comment by Bill Bucy, on Dec 31, 2019 at 10:03 am | 41 comments | 7686 Views


Power outage affects over 3,300 customers in Palo Alto

More than 3,300 Palo Alto Utilities customers are without electricity due to a late-afternoon power outage in Midtown and...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2019
Last comment by Anonymous, on Dec 19, 2019 at 7:21 pm | 10 comments | 11392 Views


Police: Man arrested for assaulting pedestrian, threatening him with a knife

A man suspected of assaulting a pedestrian and threatening him with a knife at Town & Country Village shopping center in...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2019
Last comment by Ray, on Dec 17, 2019 at 2:45 pm | 4 comments | 3383 Views


Woman puts up fight against robber on a bike

Palo Alto police are looking for a bicyclist who robbed a woman, dragged her on University Avenue for several feet and had...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2019
Last comment by kar4ma for trump enabling, on Dec 13, 2019 at 5:24 pm | 8 comments | 4326 Views


Man arrested for Rubrik stabbing charged with attempted murder

A man who allegedly stabbed a co-worker at the Palo Alto headquarters of Rubrik, a cloud data management company, on Wednesday...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2019
Last comment by steve jobs' ghost, on Dec 13, 2019 at 4:31 pm | 1 comment | 5659 Views


Verbal altercation turns into assault, robbery at Palo Alto Walgreens

A man who allegedly assaulted a Walgreens employee and attempted to take another employee's cellphone at the Midtown Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2019
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Dec 12, 2019 at 1:02 pm | 6 comments | 4099 Views


BevMo! pays $359K consumer protection settlement

Retail beverage giant BevMo! will pay $359,000 to resolve a lawsuit contending that the company sometimes charged customers...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 12, 2019 at 11:44 am | 2 comments | 1686 Views


Timber! Forty-foot-tall tree falls down on Middlefield Road

A 40-foot-tall Chinese elm tree collapsed on Middlefield Road in Palo Alto early Tuesday morning, blocking northbound lanes...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2019
Last comment by bikermom, on Dec 10, 2019 at 9:24 pm | 5 comments | 5466 Views
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The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 10, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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